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Thundering Herd

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Of all the big-band leaders of the swing era, Woody Herman went the most out of his way to interpret current material and keep his orchestra young, enthusiastic, and modern. For this Fantasy date, Herman's band not only plays two John Coltrane songs, but material from Frank Zappa "America Drinks and Goes Home", Stanley Clarke "Bass Folk Song", and even Carole King "Corazon". This is one of Herman's most successful efforts of the period, for the arrangements by Alan Broadbent, Bill Stapleton, and Tony Klatka are inventive and generally swinging, with such soloists as Frank Tiberi on tenor, flügelhornist Klatka, and electric keyboardist Andy Laverne keeping the music ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Of all the big-band leaders of the swing era, Woody Herman went the most out of his way to interpret current material and keep his orchestra young, enthusiastic, and modern. For this Fantasy date, Herman's band not only plays two John Coltrane songs, but material from Frank Zappa "America Drinks and Goes Home", Stanley Clarke "Bass Folk Song", and even Carole King "Corazon". This is one of Herman's most successful efforts of the period, for the arrangements by Alan Broadbent, Bill Stapleton, and Tony Klatka are inventive and generally swinging, with such soloists as Frank Tiberi on tenor, flügelhornist Klatka, and electric keyboardist Andy Laverne keeping the music continually interesting. "Blues for Poland," "Lazy Bird," and the Zappa piece are high points.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218684125
  • Catalog Number: 841
  • Sales rank: 124,620

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Andy LaVerne Piano, Electric Piano
Dave Stahl Flugelhorn
Johnny Rae Percussion
Gary Anderson Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Byrne Trumpet
Ron Davis Drums
Harold Garrett Trombone, Bass Trombone
Gregory Herbert Flute, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone
Chip Jackson Electric Bass
Tony Klatka Flugelhorn
Jan Konopasek Baritone Saxophone
Jim Pugh Trombone
Bill Stapleton Flugelhorn
Frank Tiberi Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Dollarhide Conga
Steve Kohlbacher Trombone
Buddy Powers Flugelhorn
Bill Stapelton Flugelhorn
John Rae Percussion
Technical Credits
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Woody Herman Producer
Michel Legrand Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Phil DeLancie Remixing
Gregory Herbert Contributor
Tony Klatka Arranger
Bill Stapleton Arranger
Jim Stern Engineer
Jack Tracy Producer
Tony Lane Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The 1970's Fantasy Label Herd

    This is one of the better Fantasy label releases from the (then) youngsters in "Herman's Herd". Arrangements are swingin' and the level of musicianship is high.

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